Homewood budget likely spared from big hit, but fee hikes on the table

Homewood trustees learned Tuesday that the village budget will be less of an adventure than it could have been, but there still could be a few fee increases coming.

Village Finance Director Dennis Bubenik, in a budget summary presentation at the board meeting, noted that the cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner were not likely to be enacted this year.

St. Joseph School mourns death of former principal Sister Nancy Fischer

Sister Nancy Fischer, the principal of St. Joseph School from 1969 until her retirement in 2002, died today, March 25, 2015. She was 82 and had been a member of the Adrian Dominican Congregation for 63 years. (Updated 11:14 a.m. March 26)

2015 could be a big year for Homewood area diners as options increase

Homewood's slogan, "You're in the right place," might need a slight revision this year. "You're in the right place — to eat" would be appropriate in a community experiencing a sudden influx of new restaurants.

Park district may lose $400K in Dolphin Lake funds

At Dolphin Lake, work is continuing on a $3.25 million park renovation project but a $400,000 state grant that’s integral to the project has been suspended in a cost-cutting move by Governor Bruce Rauner.

Former Flossmoor mayor endorses Popravak for Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education

Former Flossmoor Mayor Roger Molski has endorsed Don Popravak for Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education, according to a news release posted March 18 from the Popravak campaign.

H-F High School teachers endorse board incumbents.

The teachers union at Homewood-Flossmoor High School has endorsed four Board of Education incumbents who are seeking another term in the April 7 election.

Winter nips at spring's heel

Winter has one more trick up its sleeve. The National Weather Service is predict snow late tonight and a wintry mix Monday, with total accumulation of up to 3 inches expected. (Updated at 1 a.m. Monday)

Homewood man among 4 convicted in loan fraud scheme

A Homewood man, Brian K. Hughes, 41, was convicted Friday of four counts of bank fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

Hughes is the president of Hughes Corporate Consulting.  He was convicted by a jury Friday of four counts of bank fraud and one count of making false statements on a loan application.  Sentencing is set for June 2015.

Village adds 'no parking' signs as dispute between businesses continues

"No Public Parking" signs were placed by the Village of Homewood at the entrance to Eldridge and Eldridge Dental Group Friday after another case of vehicles being towed from a lot owned by the business.

Flossmoor fire causes extensive structural, property damage

Four members of a Flossmoor family lost their home Thursday when a fire swept through the residence, causing extensive damage.

Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said the home, in the 2800 block of Kathleen Lane, will be “unoccupiable for a while.” The family – two parents and two children – are now living in temporary housing provided by their insurance company. The children attend school in Flossmoor, Damm said, adding that he talked to the homeowner on Friday morning.


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